How to Park in the UK – the JustPark App

Whenever we travel, we almost always rent a car. It is typically marginally more expensive or sometimes less expensive than round trip public transit and allows us the flexibility to take a bunch of side trips that public transit doesn’t allow.

The problem that we run into for London is the cost to park at many hotels in the city. Luckily, I came across an app that has saved me hundreds of pounds when we visit. It’s called JustPark, and you’re able to save money on your first booking now as well.

How expensive is hotel parking in London?

The hotel that we most stay at in London is the St Pancras Renaissance hotel. We’ve always been treated like royalty and enjoyed their restaurants many times as well, but the hotel charges 50 GBP a day for Valet Parking, when in reality, all they do is park it right in front of the property. 

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Another hotel just on the edge of the congestion zone is the Marriott Marble Arch, but they charge 38 GBP a day, and you have to pay the congestion zone charge if you’re heading there during the week.

Enter JustPark

We found JustPark by accident when searching for parking near the area. It’s been a Godsend for us and saved us tons of money.

Take the St Pancras for example. On our last stay we found this awesome spot just a 13 minute walk north of the station. It was a gorgeous day so walking the 13 minutes was no big deal. We dropped the luggage off at the hotel and then continued on to the parking space so we were dragging luggage everywhere.

The pricing? 14 pounds versus 50 pounds. Each and every day that’s a huge savings.

The Marble Arch was an interesting example as well. Remember how they charged 38 pounds a day? If you go and drive up they’ll charge you 15 pounds a day. Prebook in the app and it’s only 1.50 each hour! That’s a steal!

Save Money on your first Booking

We’ve been given a referral code for you to use on your first booking. We’ll both earn 10 pounds to use on bookings when you sign up with our referral link. As always, we appreciate you and thanks in advance.

Don’t let the fact that parking can get pricey stop you from driving and enjoying the sights of the city!

Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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